Spring Dor Beetle
Spring Dor Beetle Facts
|Size||0.5-0.8 in (12-20 mm)|
|Family||Earth-boring dung beetles|
|Scientific name||Geotrupes vernalis|
|Characteristics||Looks after its young|
Spring dor beetles are small beetles that belong to the dung beetle family. They live in forests and especially like sandy soils and feed on droppings.
Where Does the Name Come From?
The spring dor beetle got its name because offspring emerge in May.
Anatomy and Appearance
How Do Spring Dor Beetles Look Like?
Spring dung beetles have a groove on their carapace and "feathered" legs. They boast a metallic shimmer, either blue, green or blue-black. You can even find dark purple spring dor beetles on North Sea islands. They have their own name in these region: geotrupes vernalis insularis. “Insula” is Latin for “island”.